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4. Cornelius, b. Windsor, Conn., Apr. 26, 1671 ; m. Sarah Mansfield.

5. Maby, b. Windsor, Conn., Aug. 14, 1673; d. May 23, 1690, ae. 17.

6. Lieut. Samuel, b. Windsor, Conn., Jan. 29, 1675; m. Abigail Eno.

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7. Capt. Nathaniel, b. Windsor, Conn., Jan. 7, bapt. Jan. 13, 1677; m. (1)

Hannah Bissell; m. (2) Abigail Pinney.

8. Sarah, b. Windsor, Dec. 27, 1670; m. David Marshall, of Hebron, Conn.

9. Abigail, b. Windsor, Conn., June 3, 1682; m. Samuel Filer. He resided

in Hebron, where he d. Sept. 13, 1710; and where his wife d. Jan. 28,
1709, leaving one child, referred to in the will of her father, Lieut.
Timothy Phelps.

Abigail, (FUler or Filer), b. Hebron, Conn., before the death of
grandfather, Lieut. Timothy Phelps.

10. Hannah, b. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 2, bapt. Aug. 16, 1684; m. Thomas


11. Anne, b. Windsor, Conn., Oct. 2, 1686; m. David Porter.

12. Maetha, b. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 12, 1688; m. Corp. Samuel Holcomb.

Lieut. Samuel (son of Capt. Timothy Phelps) , was born January
29, 1675. He married Abigail Eno, who was born 1696. Samuel
Phelps established and confirmed as ensign of company or train-
band at Northwest Society in town of Windsor, May, 1728. Com-
missioned lieutenant of company or trainband in West Society
in town of Windsor, October, 1729. (See Records in Adjutant
General's Office, Hartford, Conn.) Lieut Samuel and Abigail
(Eno) Phelps had children.

Children born at Windsor, Conn

1. Abigail, b. Mar. 8, 1707. 6

2. Samtjel, b. Apr. 5, 1708/10. 7

3. James, b. Aug. 12, 1713. 8

4. Matthew, b. Jan. 25/28, 1715. 9

5. Maey, b. Feb. 20. 1718.

James, b. Jan. 23, 1720.
Tabitha, b. Jan. 18, 1721.
Joshua, b. Oct. 13, 1729.
Hezekiah, m. Lydia Griswold.

Lieut. Samuel Phelps 2nd (son of Lieut. Samuel fl] and Abigail
Eno), was born April 5, 1708, and died August 14/17, 1754, He
married in 1731, Ruth Phelps, daughter of William and Ruth (Bar-
ber) Phelps. She was born Jan. 23, 1713. Samuel Phelps 2nd
established and confirmed ensign of 5th company or trainband in
Windsor, October, 1736. (See Records in Adjutant General's
Ofl&ce, Hartford, Conn.) Lieut. Samuel 2nd and Ruth (Phelps)
Phelps had Joel, born in Windsor, 1732, and other children.

(See Records of F. Phelps Leach for other children.)

Children by first wife, all born in Harwinton, except Joel :

1. JoEL^, b. 1732, at Windsor, Conn.

2. Ruth, b. Feb. 6, 1733.

3. Samuel, b. Sept. 15, 1736.

4. Zeruah, m. Apr. 17, 1739.

5. Thankful, b. about 1740.

6. Abigail, b. Nov. I, 1741; m. Elkanah' Phelps.

7. Anna, b. about 1743; m. as 2nd wife, 532. Elkanah' Phelps.

8. Sarah, b. Apr. 6, 1744.

9. Matthew, b. Jime 6, 1746; m. Jerusha' Phelps.

10. Oliver, b. 1748; d. Dec. 20, 1749.

11. Asenath, b. Dec. 21, 1749.

Children by second wife:

12. Oliver, b. June 7, 1753.

13. Elizabeth, b. 1754; m. Samuel Hotchkiss.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 237

Joel Phelps (son of Lieut. Samuel Phelps 2nd and Ruth Phelps),
was born in Windsor, Conn., in 1732. He married September 8,
1757, Jerusha Nash, who was born October 5, 1734, and died 1796.
Joel Phelps enlisted August 26, 1776, as a private in Capt. Hezekiah
Holcomb's in 18th Regiment, discharged September 25, 1776. This
regiment was in service at New York, August to September, 1776,
and was under command of Col. Jonathan Pettibone and was com-
posed of companies from Simsbury. (See Records in Adjutant
General's Office, Hartford, Conn.)

Joel and Jerusha (Nash) Phelps had children:

1. Abraham, b. Goshen, Conn., 1758.

2. Ebenezer, b. Goshen, Conn.; m. Cynthia Soule, dau. of Joseph and Eunice

(Hungerford) Soule. Ebenezer Phelps held nearly all the town offices
in Fairfield, Vt., before 1813. He was surveyor, later collector, first
constable and selectman for many years. The children recorded at
Fairfield were:

Charles J., h. May 28, 1798.

Hiram Phelps, h. 1800.

Perhaps other children.

3. Samuel Nash Phelps, b. Goshen, Conn., 1762; m. Phebe Darrow.

4. Joel Phelps, b. Norwalk, Conn., May 3, 17 — .

5. Phineas, b. Norwalk, Conn., Apr. 10, 1767; m. Lydia Lawrence.

6. A SON, b. Norwalk, Conn., May 10, 1770; m. (1) Sarah GUbert; m. (2)

Widow Sarah Hogle.

7. Martin Phelps, b. Norwalk, Conn., Sept. 10, 1772.

8. , b. Jan. 11, 1775; d. Oct., 1779.

9. Elkanah, bapt. Norwalk, Conn., May 31, 1779; m. Mary ,

10. Lucy, b. Norwalk, Conn., Oct. 11, 1780; m. Amiriah Smith.

(Records of F. Phelps Leach.)

Phineas Phelps, born April 10, 1767; died April 20, 1813;
married Lydia Lawrence, born 1761-2; died September 20, 1813.

Children were:

1. David Phelps, m. Miss EUzabeth Hungerford (Nash David Phelps.)

2. Polly Phelps, m. Joseph Wright.

3. Elkanah Phelps, m. Mina Chappell. 6. Teresa.

4. Caroline Phelps, m. William Norton. 7. Lawrence.

5. Pamelia. 8. Daniel.

Elkanah« Phelps (Joel^, Lieut. Samuel, Lieut. Samuel^, Lieut.
Timothy^, WiUiam^); had sons James, Henry and Wellington,
daughter Ida, who married Ripley Mason and had a son Floyd.
James, b. Sept. 23, 1829; died April 11, 1906. Mr. Phelps was an
early settler at East Highgate, a tanner and prosperous business
man. He represented the town in the Legislature, He married Dec.
13, 1858, Adeline' Barnes (Sarager^ m. Bulah Storrs, BenjaminO;
James and Adeline (Barnes) Phelps had four children: 1. Bulah Ara-
bella, b. Sept. 3, 11860; d. Nov. 20, 1930; m. Oct. 31, 1894, Walter
Cruikshank of Essex, N. Y., a prosperous merchant. 2. Fanny Edith
Phelps, b. May 5, 1862 ; m. July 22, 1885, Fred Wallace Crowell ; he d.
Feb. 22, 1925. They had one son, Harold Phelps Crowell, b. May
16, 1886;. m. Marjery Adsit of Burlington, Vt. Mr. Crowell is
Superintendent of the Belfast & Moosehead Railroad, in Maine.

238 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

3. WiUie Phelps, b. March 7, 1877; d. Aug. 21, 1878. 4. Leon
Marsh Phelps, b. March 14, 1881. Mr. Phelps is a successful busi-
ness man in Mt. Vernon, N. Y, He m. Bernice May Furman,
daughter of Daniel Furman, a prominent lawyer in Swanton, son
of Daniel G., son of Warren S., and Mary Ann (Ware) Furman, Sept.
12, 1906; they have two sons, Edwin James Phelps, Jr., b. June 22,
1909; m. Elizabeth M. Best, dau. of Hiram and Elizabeth (Barr) Best;
Furman Best Phelps, b. Aug. 23, 1917. George Arthur Phelps (he
has one brother Burton), sons of Wellington, and adopted son of
James and Adeline Phelps, b. Oct. 18, 1870; m. Glenna Noble, b.
June 28, 1885; they have one child, Ruth Adeline Phelps, b. Jan.
16, 1929.

Mrs. Elizabeth M. B. Phelps, of Brattleboro, Vt., is a member of
the Vermont Society of Mayflower Descendants, State No. 91, Nat.
No. 11520. Her husband's line of descent is: Francis Alonzo
Phelps', b. 1849; Nathan Phelps"*; Francis Phelps, Jr^, b. abt.
1788; d. 1870; Francis Phelps«, b. 1757, Groton; d. 1842 in Halifax;
m. Anna S. Pratt, b. 1759; d. 1817; Jonathan Phelps^, b. 1726,
Andover; d. 1758; m. Bulah Parker, 1729, Groton, Mass.; m.
Ruth Fisher, d. 1873; John Phelps*, b. 1686; m. Sarah Andrews,
1714; Samuel Phelps^ b. 1651; d. 1746; m. Sarah Chandler,
1682; b. 1661; d. 1757; Edward Phelps^, b. 1634; d. 1689; m.
Elizabeth Adams; Edward Phelps', b. in England. Reference — •
Phelps Genealogy.

NashI" David Phelps (Phineas^ Joel^ Lieut. Samuel 2nd.'', Lieut.
SamueP,Capt. Timothy^, William 2nd^, WilHam^, James% Richard^),
was born October 4, 1796, at New Haven, Vt.; d. April 15, 1884, at
Stanbridge, Que.; married St. Armand West, Que., April 29, 1821,
Elizabeth Hungerford, b. February 7, 1798; d. January 7, 1878.

Children were born at Stanbridge, Que. :

1. Lydia, b. Dec. 2, 1825; d. Feb. 12, 1826.

2. Lydia, m. Henry H. Bucklin.

3. Esther, m. Alexander Douglas; both d. at Stanbridge.

4. David Alfred, m. Victoria Sawyer.

5. Edgar Josiah, b. Nov. 20, 1831; d. June 29, 1832.

6. Almira Exjdora, b, Sept. 18, 1832; d. Jan. 7, 1913, at (Stone) North Stan-

bridge; m. Oct. 15, 1851, Asa Russell. (See Russell Line.)

7. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 30, 1836; m. April 20, 1853, Horatio Nelson

Currie. (See Currie Line.)

8. Helen Ann, b. Dec. 21, 1837; d. Oct. 27, 1920; m. (1) Heman Mitchell;

(2) Samuel Fairfield, d. Oct. 21, 1914. (See MitcheU Line.)

9. Caroline Alexandra (mother of the author of this Book), b. July 3,

1840; d. Mar. 29, 1921; m. Sept. 8, 1863, Horace Brayton^ Leach,
b. Sept. 26, 1836; d. May 6, 1919.
10. Alvira Jane, b. Sept. 30, 1843; m. Dec. 13, 1864, Arvide Henry Martin;
d. and bur. at Clarenceville, Que. (See F. Phelps Leach Line.)

See for Royal Ancestry, "Families Directly Descended from all the Royal
Families in Europe."

The Phelps line is summarized as follows :
1. Richard Phelps (then spelled Phylyppes), b; at Nether Teyne. (See Note,
"Edward VI, 1547-1555," page 50.)

(Original name Welf)

This ancestry is traced from the "House of Hanover" of
whom Queen Victoria was a representative who derived lier
Hneage from the old Welfs of Loml)ardy Padur.

1863. Mrs. Caroline Phelps Leach and Mrs. Alvira Phelps Martin,
mother and aunt of the author of this Genealogy

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 239

2. James Phelps, b. at Tewksbury, 1530; in Prerogative Court at Canterbury,

A. D. 1585-1591. He m. Joan , who was given permission to ad-
minister on his estate, May 10, 1588. Children, bapt. in the Tewksbury
Abbey Church, England :

William, mentioned below. Edward, May 10, 1578.

Thomas, Aug. 10, 1563. Keneline, Oct. 16, 1583.

George, (Giles), Sept. 5, 1566. Robert, July 18, 1584.

Alice, Dec. 24, 1572; m. June Nicholas.
21, 1595, John Hope.

3. William (1), son of James Phelps, was bapt. at Tewksbury Church, Aug. 4,

1560; m. Dorothy , who administered his estate and d. in 1613.

He probably d. in 1611. Children, bapt. at Tewksbury:

Mary, Sept. 4, 1587; d. young. William, Aug. 19, 1599.

Mary, Apr. 23, 1588. James, July 14, 1601.

Thomas, June 24, 1590. Elizabeth, May 9, 1603.

Dorothy, Feb. 29, 1595. George, mentioned below.

4. William (2) PtaJLPS, son of WiUiam (1), was b. in Tewksbury, England,

Aug. 17, 1599; bapt. in Tewksbury Abbey Church, Aug. 19, 1599;
and d. in Windsor, Conn., July 16, 1672. He was the mayor of Tewks-
bury, England, in 1607.

5. Lieut. Timotht Phelps, son of William (2) and Mary Ann (Dover) Phelps,

was b. at Windsor, Conn., Sept. 1, 1639; d. in 1719. He received his
commission as Ueutenant imder Col. William Whiting, and served with
Capt. Matthew AUyn in Queen Anne's War, in 1709. He m. Mary,
dau. of Edward Griswold. ("Conn. Gen.," by Lewis Pub. Co., page
1699, Vol. I— William Phelps, governor's assistant, 1636-42; War 2nd

6. Lieut. Samuel^ Phelps, b. Jan. 29, 1675, Windsor, Conn.; m. Abigail

Eno, b. Mar., 1696; d. Mar., 1728. (See "D. A. C. Lineage Book,"

7. Lieut. Samuel* Phelps, b. Apr. 5, 1708; d. Aug. 14/17, 1754; m. 1731,

Ruth Phelps, b. Jan. 23, 1713. (See "D. A. C. Lineage Book," 1931.)

8. Joel Phelps, b. at Windsor, Conn., 1732; m. Sept. 8, 1757, Jerusha Nash,

b. Oct. 5, 1734; d. 1796.

9. Phineas Phelps, b. Apr. 10, 1767; d. Apr. 20, 1813; m. Lydia Lawrence,

b. 1761/2; d. Sept. 20, 1813.

10. Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796; d. Apr. 15, 1884; m. at St. Armand

West, Que., Apr. 29, 1821, EUzabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798; d.
Jan. 7, 1878.

11. Alfred Phelps (only brother of Caroline Alexandria Phelps), m. Victoria

Sawyer; d. New Haven, Conn. He was b. and d. in Stanbridge, Que.
Alfred Phelps in the War of the Rebellion, citizen of the town of Hartford.
(Mem. Hist, of Hartford, Conn., p. 84).

They have children, all b. at Stanbridge, Que., as follows:

1. Ferdanand, d. in Stanbridge, unm.

2. Byron, d. in New Haven, Conn.; children.

3. Mira, m. (1) Arthur Lewis; one child, Arthur; (2) George Button.

4. Milton, d. in New Haven, Conn., Feb. 1, 1922; two daus., Grace

and Avis.

References: "Phelps Genealogy," by Phelps and Servin, 1899, pages 12,
47 to 54.
"History of Royal Society," Vol. II, page 3.

TrumbeU's "History of Connecticut."
"History of Tewksbury."
"Antiquities of Tewksbury," by Dyde.

Burke's "Commons."
"Dyde Genealogy." <-

Records of F. Phelps Leach.

Records of Elizabeth Rixford.

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PLATT — The surname Piatt has been early found in many coun-
tries, the word meaning an open, level piece of land. In Norman
French, the name was spelled Pradt, then Pratt; in German, Platz.
Coats-of-arms were granted to half a dozen different branches of
the family in England as early as the reign of Elizabeth, and some
as early as 1326. Senator Orville Hitchcock Piatt was descended
through both father and mother, from long lines of New England
farmers, who for many generations had held prominent stations
in the communities in which they lived. They held offices in church
and town affairs, were landowners, deacons, tithingmen, and cap-
tains of militia. One ancestor was imprisoned by Governor Andros
in 1681, for daring to attend a meeting of delegates "to devise means
to obtain a redress of grievances under his arbitrary rule." Another
was among those who marched to Fishkill in the Burgoyne cam-
paign, of October, 1777, to reinforce General Putnam. It was a
sturdy, loyal, patriotic, efficient New England stock. ("History
of the Colony of New Haven," by Atwater, p. 650. Dea. Richard
Piatt, 1603-1684, was the son of John Piatt of Bovington, Eng.
1. Deacon Richard Platt, emigrant ancestor, is beHeved to
be the Richard who was baptized Sept. 28, 1603, son of Joseph, in
the parish of Bovington, Hertfordshire, England. He settled as
early as 1638, at New Haven, Conn., and was one of a party of
sixty-one who formed a church settlement at Milford, in the same
colony, being the first settlers in that place, Nov. 29, 1639, and at
the time having four in his family. He was chosen deacon at Mil-
ford in 1669, and bequeathed a Bible to each of his nineteen grand-
sons. His will is dated Jan. 24, 1683/4. In August, 1889, a memor-
ial stone, suitably inscribed, was placed in the new bridge over the
Mapawaug. (D. A. C, p. 91, Deacon Platt a Founder and
Deacon of Milford, Conn.) (Gen. Conn., Vol. II).

Children :
1. Mary, married (first), May 1, 1651, Luke Atkinson; (second) January
3, 1667, Thomas Wetherell. 2. John, settled in Norwalk; married Hannah Clark.
3. Isaac, see forward. 4. Sarah. 5. Epenetus, baptized July 12, 1640; was
an associate of his brother Isaac in his varied experiences. 6. Hannah, bom
October 1, 1643. 7. Josiah, 1645. 8. Joseph, 1649; married, 1680, Mary

(History of New Haven, Fairfield, Conn., by Lewis Platt, p. 398.)
The town of Plattfield, N. Y., is named after Richard Platt,
a member of the Family. (Platt Lineage, 1891, pp. 109-134)
Comp. Am. Gen., Vol. Ill, p. 679, Richard Platt, born
1603; died 1684. From England, with his wife and 4 children to
New Haven Colony, 1638. Founder of Milford, Conn., 1639;

married Mary . History of New Haven, by Atwater, p. 137,

Richard Platt, Proprietor. He joined the Church at New Haven,
Jan. 2, 1640; removed to Milford. Savages Gen. Die, Vol. I,
p. 91, Richard Platt was a Founder and Deacon in Milford, Conn.,

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 241

born at Hertfordshire, Eng., 1603; died 1684; married probably at
New Haven, Mary Shedd; she died 1676. Fairfield, Conn., by
Scheink, p. 274, John Piatt and Christopher Comstock, Grand
Jurors, 1692.

Summary of Ancestry:

1. John Platt, b. 151-, of Bovington, Hertfordshire, Eng., d. 16 — , in New

England; m. in England, Mary — — , b. Eng., 16—, d. Jan. 24, 1675/6,
New England.

2. Deacon Richard Platt, b. England, abt. 1603, d. prob. Milford, Conn.;

WiU dated Jan. 23, 1683/4; m. , Mary .

3. Hannah Platt, b. Oct. 1, 1643, Milford, Conn.; m. Oct. 6, 1663, Chriato-

pher Comstock^, d. prob. Norwalk, Conn., bet. 1701 and 1703.

4. Maby Comstock, b. Feb. 19, 1671, d. Oct. 17, 1747; m. Dec. 18, 1693, James

St. John, b. 1674, d. June, 1754.

5. Hannah St. John, b. 1703, d. June 30, 1746; m. 1723/24, Jeremiah Mead, b.

Aug. 6, 1702, d. 1742.

6. Stephen Mead, b. 1728, at . d. Oct. 18, 1806, at ; m. Oct. 31, 1751.

Rachel Sanford, b. July 23, 1733, d. .

7. Esther Mead, b. Aug. 11, 1760, d. Dec. 22, 1836, bur. Mystic Cemetery,

Stanbridge, Que.; m. Isaiah Hungerford, b. Jan. 23, 1757, New Fairfield,
Conn., d. June 16, 1833, Stanbridge, Que., bur. Mystic Cemetery.

8. Elizabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, New Fairfield, Conn., d. Jan. 7,

1878, No. Stanbridge, Que.; m. AprU 29, 1821, St. Armand West,
Que., Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, Stanbridge, Que., d. April 15,
1884, No. Stanbridge, Que.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.


John Reynolds of London, No. 68, Church of Leydon

John Reynolds, born in England, 1612; married Sarah , born

in England, 1614. They came to America from the Port
of Ipswich on Ship "Elizabeth" early in 1633, to the New-
England colony in Massachusetts. They first settled at Water-
town, where his first child, a daughter, was born, in 1634, and named
in honor of Ship that brought them safely over. They took out papers
as free-men in 1635. Joined the church, as all citizens at that time
had to be registered on the church records. Some Historians have
thought and asserted that John Reynolds had brothers here, one
Robert Reynolds, of Boston, lived at Watertown a short time and
they associated together in church capacity. Robert Reynolds was
authorized by the Boston Church to organize and establish a church
at Weathersfield, Conn. John Reynolds and family, with others
from Watertown, Mass., moved in 1635, to Weathersfield, Conn.,
and joined and helped build up the Church (colony). Robert
Reynolds moved back to Boston early in 1636. John Reynolds lived
at Weathersfield, Conn., some five years, where his two sons were
born. He moved to Stamford, Conn., in 1641, where his wife died,
Aug.i21, 1657. He died in Stamford in 1660.

242 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

John Reynolds, William Mead, John Miller, on list of Pioneers
pledged to build a plantation. His name was on the 2nd and 3rd
lists of the Colonists at Stamford, Conn. He received allotment of
11 acres of land.

Their children were:

1. Elizabeth, b. 1634, d. 1703; m. July 5, 1654, to Peter Ferris.

2. Jonathan, b. 1636, d. 1673; m. Rebecca Husted.

3. John, b. 1638, d. 1702; m. Juda Palmer.

Elizabeth, daughter of John Reynolds and Sarah , born at

Watertown, Mass., 1634; died 1703; married Peter Ferris, July 5,
1654. He was born 1636; died Sept. 28, 1706.


Joseph Ferris, b. June 20, 1657; m. Mary Smith.
1. Joseph Ferris, b. 1688; m. Mercy Buxton;

Jonathan, son of John Reynolds and Sarah , born at Weath-

ersfield, Conn., in 1636; died in Greenwich, Conn., in 1673; married
Rebecca Husted, 1658. Jonathan was sent to General Assembly, in
1667. His first act of note was to get the Territory of land back to
the jurisdiction of the New Haven Colony, that Capt. Daniel
Patrick and Robert Feaks had signed over in 1642, to the jurisdic-
tion of the Dutch at New Amsterdam. On Oct. 6, 1656, Jonathan
Reynolds, with eleven other freeholders of Greenwich, Conn., de-
clared their submission and loyalty to the New Haven Colony by
article of agreement. In 1665, the Freeholders, which included
Jonathan and John Reynolds, made rules and regulations by which
to dispose of lands without fence and permit settlers to come amongst
them, at Annual town meeting held 1669. He was selected, with
four other Freeholders, to survey and lay out land of Horseneck into
four-acre lots for settlement. In 1672, the Freeholders of Green-
wich had grown to twenty-seven. Jonathan Reynolds' health was
poor and he was compelled to retire from public service. He died
1673, and his brother John, was selected to take his place. Jonathan
married Rebecca, daughter of Angell Husted, in 1658. He was one
of the original patentees of New Haven Colony, in 1665.

Their children were:

1. Rebecca, b. 1659.

2. Jonathan, b. 1660; m. Nevill Ridewere, Dec. 7, 1682.

3. John, b. 1662, d. 1736; m. Ruth Knapp. No issue.

4. Sarah, b. 1665; m. Joseph Mead, 1687.

5. Elizabeth, b. 1667; m. Joseph Knapp, March 16, 1687.

6. Joseph, b. 1669, d. 1727; m. 1st., Abigail Finch, 1698, dau. of Joseph Finch;

m. 2nd., Abigail Rundel, 1727.

7. Ebenezer, b. 1673, d. 1749; m. Abigail Smith, 1703.

Summary of line of Ancestry :

1. John Reynolds, b. 1612, England, d. 1660, Stamford, Conn.; m. England,

Sarah , b. 1614, England, d. prob. 1657, in Stamford, Conn.

2. Jonathan Reynolds, b. 1636, d. 1673; m. 1658, Rebecca Husted, b. abt.

1645, d. .

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 243

3. Sabah Reynolds, b. 1665, d. ; m. 1687, Joseph Mead, b. abt. 1657,

d. 1714.

4. Jeremiah Mead, b. Aug. 6, 1702, d. 1742; m. 1725, Hannah St. John, b.

1703, d. June 30, 1746.

5. Stephen Mead, b. 1728, d. Oct. 18, 1806; m. Oct. 31, 1751, Rachel Sanford,

b. Feb. 12, 1708, d. abt. 1800.

6. Esther Mead, b. Aug. 11, 1760, d. Dec. 22, 1836, Stanbridge, Que.; m.

abt. 1777, Isaiah Hungerford, b. Dec. 26, 1756, d. June 16, 1833, Stan-
bridge, Que.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.

Robert Reynolds Ancestry
Robert Reynolds was one of the Planters of the Commonwealth
of Mass. Bay Colony.

Winthrop's Fleet, 1630; Ship "Arabella":

Robert Reynolds, probably of Boxford, Suffolk, Eng., to Boston.

Mrs. Mary Reynolds

Nathaniel Reynolds

Ruth Reynolds

Tabitha Reynolds

Sarah Reynolds

REYNOLDS — Robert and John Reynolds, were both very
early settlers of Watertown. Robert was adm. freeman, Sept. 3,
1634, and was dismissed from Wat. Church, May, 1635, in order,
with others, to organize a church on the Connecticut River. John was
adm. freeman May 6, 1635, and about the same time (in 1635), he
was appointed on a committee in Wat. for dividing to every man,
his share of meadow and upland. There is no further notice of
either of them in the town records. They probably both belonged
to the colony that first went from Watertown to Wethersfield.
John Reynolds was one of the original purchasers of Stamford,
and a John Reynolds was a freeman and "townsman" of Norwich,
in 1669. As the name of Robert Reynolds does not occur, after a
very early date, in the Conn. Col. Records, it is conjectured that
he returned to the Bay Colony; that two of his daughters, Ruth
(Whitney) and Mary (Sanger) settled in Watertown, where he had
first settled, and that he died in Boston, in 1659. (See his Will,
in Geneal. Reg., Ix,, p. 137.)

References; "Watertown, Mass.," Bond, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 912,
"Planters of the Commonwealth," by Banks, p. 81.

Summary of Ancestry:

1. Robert Reynolds, b. England, d. 1639, Boston, Mass.; m. England, Mary

2. Ruth Reynolds, of Boston, d. after husband; m. John Whitney, Jr., b.

1624, d. Oct. 12, 1692. (See Royal Line, Vol. I for Whitney.)

3. Ruth (Whitney) Shattuck, b. April 15, 1645; m. March 6, 1676/7, Enoch

Lawrence, b. Jan. 5, 1648/9, d. Sept. 28, 1744.

4. Capt. Daniel Lawrence, b. March 7, 1681, d. 1777; m. Sarah , b.

, d. prob. Canaan, Conn.

5. Isaac Lawrence, Sr., b. Feb. 25, 1704/5, d. Dec. 2, 1793; m. Lydia Hewitt,

b. , d. Nov. 14, 1765.


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6. Isaac Lawrence, Jr., of Canaan, Conn., m. May 18, 1760, Mary Brovra,

7th child of Dea. Samuel Brown.

7. Lydia Lawrence, b. 1761/2, d. Sept. 20, 1813; m. New Haven, Vt., Phineas

Phelps, b. AprU 10, 1767, d, AprU 20, 1813.

8. David Nash Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, d. April 15, 1884; m. April 29, 1821,

EUzabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, d. Jan. 7, 1878.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.


Arms — Gules, a saltire between four
garbs or.

Crest — On the stump of an oak-tree, a
falcon rising proper belled and
jessed or.

Motto — Cedant arma togae.

The family name, Read, found in a variety of spellings, such as
Reade, Reed and Reid, originated as a personal name to designate

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